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Dennis Noble Ratts broadside

 Collection — Folder: S2834
Identifier: S2834

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises an undated broadside with a public announcement from Dennis Noble Ratts in Indiana, listing auctioneering etiquette and the basics of buying and selling for first-time attendees.


  • after 1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Dennis Noble Ratts was born on July 15, 1918 in Morgan County, Indiana, to Perry and Zelma Ratts. He attended Eminance High School in Eminance, Indiana and was a member of the Eminance Masonic Lodge. Ratts served as a colonel in the military during World War II. After the war, he returned home to run a John Deere store until he became a member of the State and National Association of Auctioneers. His career as an auctioneer lasted 40 years. Ratts married Hester Frances Denny on February 4, 1939. He died on Janurary 12, 2000.

Sources "Dennis Noble Ratts." Accessed February 8, 2024. "Col. Dennis Noble Ratts." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed February 8, 2024..


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of only one item.

Custodial History

This item was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Phillip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created on 2024/02/08 by A.J. Chrapliwy. EAD finding aid revised 2024/03/22 by Brittany Kropf.
Dennis Noble Ratts broadside
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.